What a treat; a concours d’élégance without excessive polishing
What do you need for a successful concours d’elegance? Well, first of all some pretty cars, perhaps some rare cars and good weather. More importantly you need an impressive location for the event, something that can take on the concours cars in terms of grandeur and classiness. Enter the gardens of ‘Paleis het Loo’, the former royal residence of the House of Orange-Nassau, it played host to already the ninth concours on its premises.Add a comment
What's going on at Hethel?
After the axis invasion of british sports car manufacturer Lotus last year, Lotus has been gradually spitting out press releases about new cars and exciting times ahead. Leader of the coup, Ferrari marketing manager Dany Bahar, who was appointed CEO of Lotus in 2009 on the other hand brought in a few Germans and Italians to support the new direction in which Lotus wants to go. But what direction? We've read many stories about Lotus badged Protons, Ferrari bashing super cars and 'luxury' Elises. On top of that Lotus' Malaysian mother-company is pushing for greater quantities and a profit. Read on, as we try to fathom the direction Lotus wants to go in future.Add a comment
Video: Porsche 911S 2.4 vs Ferrari 246 GT
The late sixties of the last century must have been exciting times if you liked 6 cylinder cars sports cars. There was the Jaguar E-Type, the Porsche 911 and then, at some point Porsche came up with the 911S, if you felt the normal 911 wasn't quick enough for you. One could say it was the start of the overwhelming array of different 911 models in Porsche's range. But never mind that, in 1968 a direct competitor for the 911S was launched by none other than Ferrari, albeit under a different brand to differentiate it from its more expensive siblings. It was launched as the Dino 206 GT.Add a comment
The vehicles that liberated Normandy
Normally we wouldn't feature army vehicles on this website, we are about cars that can actually move at a speed more than 45 km/h. This time though we make an exception for variety's sake and because I happened to stumble on a lot of them during my trip to the Normandy region in France. As you probably know the Normandy beaches played host to the allied invasion of Europe in 1944. The D-day left many relics and traces of the war along the beaches but scattered over the whole region are many army vehicles. Read on to see what's what.Add a comment